Irish bagpipes solo, Lyric 4117, NYC ca 1919. Fitzpatrick was a Leitrim flute player who learned the Highland pipes as a teenager in Scotland, and took up the Irish pipes in America. He was a sucessful buisnessman who built a venue, Celtic Hall, in New York City, and also toured with various vaudeville companies. His simple lively piping, augmented by his intermittent taps and chords on his regulators, is typical of the pipers recorded in America at this time. The Comedy Maid is well known now as the Kesh jig, called after a townland in Sligo. Fitzpatrick plays much of the melody in the second octave where the listener would expect it to be in the first, a device occasionally used in older piping and flute playing.